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Monika Szymanski

Senior Counsel

Monika Szymanski

New York

T:+1 212 408 5430

Monika Szymanski’s practice focuses on transactional work and general corporate matters, with a primary focus on financing transactions. Ms. Szymanski represents financial institutions, bank syndicates and various domestic and foreign companies in connection with secured and unsecured US and cross-border lending transactions, including asset-based lending, working capital facilities, structured finance and bankruptcy-related matters, and in connection with derivatives.

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  • Education

    JD, cum laude, Member, Fordham International Law Journal, Benjamin Finkel Prize for Excellence in Bankruptcy Law, Fordham University School of Law, 2004
    BA, Wesleyan University, 1997

  • Representative experience
    • Represented a fuel broker and related service provider and certain of its foreign subsidiaries in a US$800 million credit facility.
    • Represented a bank group in connection with restructuring more than US$700 million in loans to a manufacturing company and its domestic and foreign subsidiaries, which included providing debtor-in-possession financing and a debt-for-equity exchange.
    • Represented a major financial institution in connection with its exposure to CIFG, a financial guaranty company.
    • Represented the ad hoc committee of swap counterparties in the restructuring of the monoline insurance company, ACA Financial Guaranty.
    • Represented the global coordinators in a US$16.5 billion financing in connection with the spin-off by Tyco International Ltd.
    • Represented the originator and servicer in a US$229 million securitization of pharmaceutical royalty payments.
    • Represented the originator in a single-drug monetization of royalty payments, funded through a 144A offering.
    • Represented a private equity fund and an energy company in financing with respect to their acquisition of partnerships which own five solar power electric generating systems in the Mojave Desert.
  • Admissions
    • New Jersey State Bar
    • New York State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Rising Star, Banking – United States, IFLR1000, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2018
  • Publications
    • "Right of Buy-Side Counterparties to Segregate Initial Margin for Uncleared Swaps," Private Funds Practice NewsWire, Spring 2014
    • "New Dodd-Frank Swap Rules Have Implications for Loan Guarantees and Security Documents," Corporate Practice NewsWire, April 2013
  • Memberships and activities
    • Firm Recruiting Committee
    • American Bar Association
    • New York Bar Association